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Movie Review – Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

Principal Cast : Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Robert Lindsay, Warwick Davis, Jenn Murray, David Gyasi, Aline Mowat. Synopsis: Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. ******** At the end of 2014’s Maleficent, the title character had transitioned from one of Disney’s more frightening screen villains into a creepy,…

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Movie Review – Angry Birds Movie, The

Principal Cast : Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Sean Pennm Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Blake Shelton, Tituss Burgess, Billy Eichner, Hannibal Buress, Josh Robert Thompson. Synopsis: When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts – Red, Chuck and Bomb – to figure out what the pigs are up to. ******** As a film based on a hugely popular phone app, The Angry Birds Movie has no right being as hilarious as…

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Movie Review – Aeronauts, The

Principal Cast : Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Phoebe Fox, Himesh Patel, Rebecca Front, Robert Glenister, Vincent Perez, Anne Reid, Tom Courtenay, Lewin Lloyd, Tim McInnerny, Lisa Jackson, Synopsis: Balloon pilot Amelia Rennes and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon in the 1860s. ******** Based on true people and events, sprinkled with just enough post-modern sexual equality subtext to captivate the masses, and told with a sense of magic and wonder (as well as terrifying danger), Tom…

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Movie Review – Noelle (2019)

Principal Cast : Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Shirley MacLaine, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Billy Eichner, Julie Hagerty, Jay Brazeau, Maceo Smedley, Diana Maria Riva, Ron Funches, Michael Gross, Chelah Horsdal, Anna Van Hooft. Synopsis: Santa’s daughter must take over the family business when her father retires and her brother, who is supposed to inherit the Santa role, gets cold feet. ******** Sugary sweet Christmas confection is an American staple: Hallmark have an entire channel dedicated to the kind of sentimental, cookie-cute tosh on display in Disney’s Noelle, the first Christmas-themed feature to…

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Movie Review – Ride Like A Girl

Principal Cast : Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Stevie Payne, Genevieve Morris, Brooke Satchwell, Sullivan Stapleton, Magda Szubanski, Zara Zoe, Sophia Forrest, Summer North, Aaron Glenane, Jacob Warner, Henry Nixon, Veronica Thomas, Anneliese Apps, Mick Molloy, Shane Bourne, Tony Richards. Synopsis: The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. ******** Australian sporting stories don’t come more “fairy tale” than the running of the 2015 Melbourne Cup, arguably the world’s most prestigious horse race, where for the first time in its 150+ year history a female…

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Movie Review – A Rainy Day In New York

Principal Cast : Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna, Liev Schreiber, Kelly Rorbach, Annaleigh Ashford, Rebecca Hall, Cherry Jones, Will Rogers, Suki Waterhouse, Ben Warheit, Griffin Newman, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Don Stephenson. Synopsis: A young couple arrive in New York for a weekend where they are met with bad weather and a series of adventures and misadventures. ******** For a man who uses New York City as his muse, director Woody Allen sure knows how to work that baby for the dollars. A Rainy Day In…

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Movie Review – Uncut Gems

Principal Cast : Adam Sandler, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Eric Bogosian, Keith Williams, Judd Hirsch, Mike Francesca, Jonathan Arabayev, Jacob Igielski, Benjy Kleiner, Josh Ostrovsky, Pom Klementieff, The Weekend. Synopsis: A charismatic New York City jeweller always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. ******** I’m…

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Movie Review – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Principal Cast : Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emilie Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Al Pacino, Benda Vaccaro, Nicholas Hammond, Samantha Robinson, Rafal Zawierucha, Lorenzo Izza, Costa Ronin, Damon Herriman, Lena Dunham, Madisen Beaty, Mikey Madison, Maya Hawke, Scoot McNairy, Clifton Collins Jr, Rumer Willis, Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Michael Madsen, James Remar. Synopsis: A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final…

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Movie Review – Addams Family, The (2019)

Principal Cast : Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, Conrad Vernon, Snoop Dogg, Allison Janney, Elsie Fisher, Tutuss burgess, Pom Klementieff, Chelsea Frei, Jenifer Lewis, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara. Synopsis: The eccentrically macabre Addams family moves to a bland suburb, where Wednesday Addams’ friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families. ******** A staple of American culture since their comic strip debut in 1938 (around the same time as Superman), Charles Addams’ eponymous…

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Movie Review – Parasite

Principal Cast : Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-schik, Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun, Chang Hyas-jin, Park Myung-hoon, Jung Ziso, Jung Hyeon-jun, Park Geun-Rok. Synopsis: All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident. ******** This review contains minor plot synopsis spoilers from the film. We suggest you watch this film without knowing anything about it.  Parasite isn’t a difficult film to critique. Directed by acclaimed South Korean helmer…

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